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The Serpent

(2015)
(The first book in the Gameshouse Novella series)
A Novella by

 
 
The first installment of the Gameshouse, a mesmerising tale of a mystical gambling house whose deadly games of chance and skill control the fate of empires.

In seventeenth century Venice exists a mysterious establishment known only as the Gameshouse.

There, fortunes are made and fortunes are broken over games of chess, backgammon and every other game under the sun.

But those whom fortune favours may be invited to compete in the higher league . . . a league where the games played are of politics and empires, of economics and kings. It is a league where Capture the Castle involves real castles, where hide and seek takes place on a scale as big as the British Isles.

Not everyone proves worthy of competing in the higher league. But one woman who is about to play may just exceed everyone's expectations.

Though she must always remember: the higher the stakes, the more deadly the rules . . .

The three installments of the Gameshouse are also available in a single edition.

Genre: Fantasy

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November 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Serpent (Gamehouse Series, Book 1)
Author(s): Claire North
ISBN: 1-4789-6247-X / 978-1-4789-6247-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Hachette Audio and Blackstone Audio
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November 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Serpent: Gameshouse Novella 1
Author(s): Claire North
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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November 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Serpent: Gameshouse Novella 1
Author(s): Claire North
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


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November 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Serpent: Gameshouse Novella 1
Author(s): Claire North
Publisher: Redhook
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November 2015 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Serpent: The Gameshouse, Part One
Author(s): Claire North
Publisher: Orbit
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